Sunday, January 10, 2010

What to do?!

I just set up a sitemeter for this blog, so I can now keep track of how many readers I have. I'm hoping more than just a few. PS - Many thanks to my commenters. Its nice to know I'm not just writing to an empty "web".

So, how crazy is it that I'm excited for 29 degrees?! Its still pretty darn cold, and not warm enough to melt any of this white stuff so a run outside it still out of the question. It is supposed to be mid to upper 30s this week, so hopefully at least streets and sidewalks can be cleared and Pete and I can go running!

Poor little guy just wants some exercise!

On a related note, I'm frustrated trying to figure out what I want to do training and racing wise this year. I don't know how anything can compare to 2009. Ironman is such a major accomplishment that it almost makes a marathon feel like no big deal, a half marathon something I don't even need to train for and a 5k a sorry excuse to break a sweat.

Now, I know that's not the case, but I'm worried everything is just going to feel like a let down. Plus, my #1 goal for this year is to get out of debt. I think its going to take a more than just these 12 months, but I still want that to be top priority, which makes the cost of racing a little rediculous, $225 Half Ironman or $70 marathon entry fees, not to mention the $65 for a decent gym membership, GU for long runs, massage/Graston for the inevitable injuries, Chiropractic care, a bigger stomach and higher grocery bill, etc.

Could I really just go exercise for the sake of exercising? Without actually training for a race? That seems like a novel concept... One that I'm not sure I'm up for. It would be better for my budget though, so that's something I'm going to have to ponder....

(And really, if it was summer already, I wouldn't even be worrying, I'd just be out on my bike enjoying the rolling hills of Southern Johnson County and the refreshing taste of gatorade as I hammer the long, straight flat stretches of 175th Street.)


1 comment:

hwkncat said...

Just exercise for the sake of the health benefits it brings you, if you must have a "reason" to do so. It's not a "worthless" workout if there is not a "finish line" attached. Enjoy the companionship of exercising with others, or the mind and scenery exploration or a solo ride or run. Slow down and enjoy your life in all its mundane moments before you realize you are on the backslide with no way to get that time back, like me. I have spent too much of my life worrying about being too fat, too ugly, too unpopular blah blah. Looking back at some of the photo albums from when the girls were small I was shocked to realize I was NOT ugly but rather pretty, which is something I have never been able to admit to myself. I have many years to live hopefully but regret the time I wasted over superficial things that really did not matter. Just a view from my corner :-)